Introducing CIR’s Summer Interns

CIR is thrilled to welcome Kevin, Joe, and Julianny to the company as interns for the summer!

Intern Kevin Weigel
Kevin Weigel is a rising senior at the University at Buffalo, majoring in electrical engineering. He is interning with CIR for the summer. So far during his time at CIR, Kevin has worked in the warehouse and been exposed to CIR’s field work. Kevin is currently working as a Project Assistant where he assists the Project Managers in daily tasks pertinent to each individual electrical project. He handles all electrical project start-up and close-out documentation. Kevin wants to understand the entire process of how the contractors work with the engineers. Working at CIR has given him the opportunity to learn not only what the engineers approve and do, but also what the contracting companies have to go through to complete a job. One reason why Kevin enjoys interning with CIR is because many engineers have no experience working for a contracting company, and this gives him a unique opportunity. Outside of the office this summer, Kevin plans to study for the FE exam he will have to take during the upcoming year.

Intern Joe McGrath
Joe McGrath is a student at University at Buffalo currently pursuing a master’s degree in Urban Planning, and he is excited to be interning at CIR this summer because he is learning how solar installations can affect land use planning decisions. Joe has previously worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA with a watershed nonprofit in West Virginia, Friends of Deckers Creek. He also has worked with a local food aggregation and distribution in Rochester, NY. Joe plans to learn as much about CIR as possible this summer, as well as enjoy the beautiful Buffalo weather! His favorite freezie pop flavor is grape.

Intern Julianny Perez
Julianny Perez
is a student at University at Buffalo as well as an intern for CIR this summer. He joined CIR because he gets to see both sides of the story, both with solar and electrical construction. Beyond that, CIR is a great opportunity for him to work on his entrepreneurial skills. At school, Julianny spends most of his time in a lab figuring out how things work and what the next “big thing” could be. He believes solar energy is the next big thing, and at CIR he’s learning how to reach out to consumers of solar energy. Julianny is passionate about sustainability and technology, and likes how solar panels are engineered and designed to mimic real world processes that convert light into energy, just like photosynthesis. With the time he does not spend at the office this summer, Julianny plans to visit every park in western New York.

Welcome to the team guys!